Three more charged over Staffordshire explosions
THREE more men have today been charged in relation to a series of explosions in Staffordshire.
A 48-year-old man from the Staffordshire Moorlands, a 31-year-old Stoke on Trent man, and a 52-year-old from Newcastle, have all been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
They have been released on bail to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on Friday, December 21.
It comes after three explosions in Blythe Bridge, Cheadle and Weston Coyney, on Friday, August 3.
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The latest charges bring the total to ten.
Jason Taft, 41, of Stoke-on-Trent, Edvinas Sermuksnis, 30, of Belfast, along with Thomas Leslie, 55, Thomas Leslie, 34, and Andrew Boal, 32- all of County Down- were previously charged with conspiracy to blackmail and remanded to appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Wednesday, December 19.
Kevin Proctor, 43, of Stoke-on-Trent, and Martin Drewery, 42, of the Staffordshire Moorlands were also charged with conspiracy to blackmail and released on bail to appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on the same date.